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While every orthopaedic evaluation is different, there are many commonly used tests that an orthopaedic surgeon may consider in evaluating a patient’s condition.
In general, the orthopaedic evaluation usually consists of:
Ready to see an orthopaedic specialist about joint replacement to relieve your pain? Before you start preparing for orthopaedic surgery, consider how you would answer certain questions your doctor may ask. Your specialist will also ask questions about your medical and health history. Of course, you should be as thorough as possible when answering.
The questions below provide a way to discuss your joint pain with your doctor and to help your doctor determine whether you’re a joint replacement candidate. Take them with you to your doctor, and be sure to ask any additional questions you may have to address your concerns: